Helping your children enjoy reading is worth the investment of your time and energy.
Kids will learn reading skills in school, but often they come to associate reading with work, not pleasure. As a result, they lose their desire to read. And it is that desire—the curiosity and interest—that is the cornerstone to using reading and related skills successfully. I’m one of those kids. When I was little my parents were readers and as such they wanted me to be a reader too. Unfortunately… reading became a shore, a task, something I kind of had to do and was expected to do and like most kids would, I lost interest. As a teen, then reading became a need… I would read books just to learn and practice my English. One time, my dad gave me “The millionaire Mind” and said… “As homework, practice translating the first chapter”. He had the best of intentions… but the method was not very enticing when teens just want to hang out with friends or maybe just read for fun. Then came college and reading again was for knowledge and projects, not for recreation. Now as an adult my desire to read lit up again. And as a mother my desire for my child to to love reading. As a result I bought a Kindle a few years ago and it has become one of my favorite gadgets ever!